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Oklahoma wildfires: How to help and get help

HOW TO HELP AND GET HELP

Donations/volunteerING

• To donate to the American Red Cross, go to okc.redcross.org/donate_now.php, call 228-9500 or mail a check payable to the American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma, Dept. #96-0397, Oklahoma City, OK 73196.

• To donate to The Salvation Army, go to

disaster.salvationarmyusa.org, call (800) 725-2769 and ask to designate the donation to Oklahoma wildfires, or mail your donation to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157.

• Volunteers are needed at Christmas Connection, 5728 S May Ave., to help sort and stock items donated for fire victims. Go to www.

christmasconnection.org and select the

“Volunteer” icon or call 634-2006.

• Luther officials ask that donations be taken to the Church of Christ Community Center, 201 E 1st St. Donations will be accepted from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. through Friday. Monetary donations may be made through an established fund at First Bank and Trust of Luther by calling 277-3211.

• Hay and feed donations are being sought in Creek County. Feed for cattle and horses is particularly needed, but other livestock feed will be accepted. A donation site has been established at the Creek County Fairgrounds, 17808 W State Highway 66 in Kellyville. Those wanting to donate or in need should call Sherman Grubb at (918) 224-2194.

• The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma is also accepting donations through its website at www.bgco.org.

Shelters

The following American Red Cross shelters remain open:

• Slaughterville Baptist Church, 10101 60th St., Lexington.

• Sand Springs United Methodist Family Life Center, 101 W 38th St.

• Cushing Senior Citizens Center, 203 E Cherry St.

Other Aid

• Shovels, dust masks, garbage bags, water, snacks and other items are being distributed at the Luther Auditorium, 18955 NE 178, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Another site will open at Twelve Corners Baptist Church, 15601 E Etowah Road, in Noble. That site will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, American Red Cross spokeswoman Nigel Holderby said. Wildfire victims will also be able to speak with professionals to assist with all facets of disaster recovery.

• U-Haul is offering 30 days free storage with a U-Box pod for victims of the wildfires. The pod can be moved with a special trailer or secured in a warehouse.

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